Life Without School has an interesting essay on socialization.
I have lately come to wonder why anyone would worry about socialization anyway? I’d rather raise my children to be civilized instead of merely socialized. Let’s go to the dictionary (American Heritage), where I find the definition of “socialized” is “to place under government or group ownership or control.” Wow, I wouldn’t have thought that would be the first definition. Interesting – and so clearly not what I want for my children. The second definition is a bit more what I was expecting: “to fit for companionship with others; make sociable.” I think that is what most people are wondering about when they worry about homeschooled kids being socialized.
posted by Valerie